From Apple to Mars
Stefan is a Senior Executive Partner at Foster + Partners and head of Studio 4. He leads the practice’s research into sustainable design and the use of new materials and methods in construction, and established the Material Research Centre (MRC). He is also responsible for the Specialist Modelling Group (SMG), a multi-disciplinary research team who are experts in all aspects of environmental analysis, computational design, architecture for the senses, and digital fabrication.
He has worked on a number of projects that have pioneered new techniques for energy efficiency and resource management, including the Reichstag, New German Parliament in Berlin, the McLaren Technology Centre, London City Hall, the carbon-neutral settlement, Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, and his team is working on lunar and Mars projects. Currently he is involved in Apple’s new Headquarters in California. Stefan has held the chair for integrated design at the University Stuttgart, Germany, for 20 years.
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Architect Norman Foster discusses his own work to show how computers can help architects design buildings that are green, beautiful and "basically pollution-free." He shares projects from throughout his career, from the pioneering roof-gardened Willis Building (1975) to the London Gherkin (2004). He also comments on two upcoming megaprojects: a pipe to bring water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, and the new Beijing airport.
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Lecture date: 1986-11-26
Norman Foster gives the inaugural lecture for the Eric Lyons Memorial Fund. Established as Foster Associates in 1967, Foster and Partners has project offices world wide with its main studio in London. The practice has won many national and international competitions. The central concern of the practice is design excellence, achieved through active collaboration with clients and specialists - from structural and environmental engineers to cost consultants. The scope of its work includes master-plans for cities, the design of buildings, interior and product design, graphics and exhibitions. Norman Fosters philosophy of integration can be seen in the way the practices London design studio works: essentially one large open space, shared equally by everyone, and free of subdivisions to encourage good communication between the many people who come together there. Norman Foster has lectured throughout the world and taught architecture in Britain and the USA. He won the Royal Gold medal in 1983, the AIA Gold medal in 1994, and was the 1999 Pritzker Prize winner.
We kick off the brand new series of ‘The Big Interview’ with one of the world’s most innovative and revered architects. Lord Norman Foster sits down with Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé to talk urban planning, big-thinking emerging economies and how to design the perfect airport.
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Lecture date: 1996-02-22
Norman Foster talks about his recent work. Established as Foster Associates in 1967, Foster and Partners has project offices world wide with its main studio in London. The practice has won many national and international competitions. The central concern of the practice is design excellence, achieved through active collaboration with clients and specialists - from structural and environmental engineers to cost consultants. The scope of its work includes masterplans for cities, the design of buildings, interior and product design, graphics and exhibitions. Norman Fosters philosophy of integration can be seen in the way the practices London design studio works: essentially one large open space, shared equally by everyone, and free of subdivisions to encourage good communication between the many people who come together there. Norman Foster has lectured throughout the world and taught architecture in Britain and the USA. He won the Royal Gold medal in 1983, the AIA Gold medal in 1994, and was the 1999 Pritzker Prize winner.
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Pritzker Prize, AIA Gold Medal
Foster + Partners
Norman Foster is undoubtedly one of the most influential architects of our time. Since establishing his award-winning practice in 1967 - originally titled Foster Associates - the Pritzker Prize laureate has grown Foster + Partners into an international powerhouse, with project offices in more than twenty countries.
The Manchester native has become known for contributing well-designed, imaginative solutions to complex design problems, while remaining sensitive to the environment and embracing the highest technological standards. His diverse portfolio ranges from urban masterplans, public infrastructure, airports, civic and cultural buildings, offices and workplaces to private houses and product design.
As stated in the 1999 Pritzker Jury Citation, "Sir Norman Foster's pursuit of the art and science of architecture has resulted in one building triumph after another, each one in its own way, unique."
Foster + Partners has received nearly 500 awards and citations for excellence and has won more than 86 national and international competitions. Some of Foster's greatest achievements include receiving the 21st Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1999, the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal for Architecture (1994), the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture (1983), and the Gold Medal of the French Academy of Architecture (1991). In 1990 he was granted a Knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honors, and in 1999 was honored with a Life Peerage, becoming The Lord Foster of Thames Bank.
Norman Foster's City Hall in South Buenos Aires has just opened! We had a special visit and took a look inside the building! Please enjoy this video/sketch story telling. Have a great day everyone!! #donotsettle
Music by Huma huma - sunny side up
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“Quality is an attitude of mind.” The great architectural mastermind of our time,Norman Foster here reflects on a long and prosperous career – and life – with prominent buildings and more than 1,000 employees all over the world.
Foster has always considered technology to be an ally. As a child he was immensely excited by machines and their speed – he spent many hours making sketches of and reading about them. He left school at age 16, did National Service for two years, worked different jobs to earn money, but never abandoned his private world of drawing and dreaming. When he discovered that he as an architect could actually do the things that had always excited him, it simply didn’t feel like work.
Respecting the structure of a city or a place is essential: “I’ve realized the important links between individual buildings and infrastructure.” Architecture has to address the bigger issues and make a difference to the world we live in. Architects can’t solve every problem in the world, but what they can do, however, is to contribute by turning the complex into something simple via shape as well as material and being aware of the “urban glue” that binds everything together: “We have rethought, redesigned, reinvented. We have questioned and gone back to basics.”
Norman Robert Foster (b. 1935) is an English architect and designer, who is considered one of the most prolific architects of his generation. He is the founder of Foster and Partners (1967) and responsible for renowned buildings such as London City Hall and Millennium Bridge (London), Reichstag (Berlin), Bilbao Metro, Hearst Tower (New York), Hong Kong International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport and Apple Spaceship Headquarters (est. 2016). Foster, who is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers and winner of the society’s highest award, The Minerva Medal, has received several awards such as the Pritzker-prize in 1999 (often referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture), the Stirling Prize in 1998 and 2004, as well as the Aga Khan Award for Architecture – the biggest architectural award in the world – for the University of Technology Petronas in Malaysia (2007). He was knighted in 1990, and in 1999 he was created a life peer, as Baron Foster of Thames Bank, of Reddish in the County of Greater Manchester.
Norman Foster was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner in his home near Geneva, Switzerland in April 2015.
Camera: Mathias Nyholm
Edited by: Kamilla Bruus
Music: 'Draw a Blank' by Søren Dahl Jeppesen (from Find the Tune)
Produced by: Marc-Christoph Wagner
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2015
Supported by Nordea-fonden
Intervista con l’architetto Norman Foster, di Norman Foster Foundation (Madrid, Spagna), selezionato per la 15. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura
Interview with the architect Norman Foster, of Norman Foster Foundation (Madrid, Spain), selected to participate in the 15th International Architecture Exhibition